If you’re an iced tea fan, you might have heard of the sun tea craze. The idea behind sun tea is fairly straightforward: add tea to room temperature water and leave it out in the sun to steep.
We can see where the idea came from—after all, using room temperature water and letting the tea bring forth its natural flavor over hours is a great way to produce non-bitter, flavor-filled iced tea!
But traditional “sun tea” comes with a major cost. Because the tea sits out in the sun (but never reaches hot enough temperatures to kill potential bacteria) it can be dangerous to drink.
Fortunately, there’s an alternate way to enjoy the pros of sun tea without the bacteria—cold brew! That’s why we created our own “sun tea” recipe. It’s the ideal blend of our best teas that you can enjoy in the sun without steeping it in the sun!
Cold Brew 101
If you want a great glass of iced tea, you can prepare your tea the traditional way and then ice it. But if you’ve tried that, you’ve likely noticed it’s a bit more bitter than you’re used to!
The cold brew method is the way to avoid that bitterness. It releases the tea’s natural flavors over a longer period of time. Even though it takes some forethought, it’s super easy and well worth it!
You can learn more about the cold brew method to prepare iced tea here!
Teamotions Sun Tea
Our sun tea combines the powerful flavors of all of our teas to produce a rich, tantalizing iced tea that you won’t be able to put down!
Ready to try our sun tea recipe for yourself?
Check out the video below or read on to find out how to make this delicious summer tea!
1 scoop Achieve Clarity
1 scoop Discover Joy
1 scoop Seek Peace
1 scoop Have Hope
1 scoop Enjoy Rest
1 scoop Find Strength
5-6 cups of water
Place 1 scoop (use a rounded teaspoon) of each of the Teamotions Original Six Teas into a glass pitcher. Pour 6 cups of room temperature water into the pitcher and refrigerate for at least 4 hours (or overnight). Remove from fridge and strain out the tea leaves. Pour over ice and enjoy!
A Blast of Flavor
If you love our Teamotions teas, you’re going to be amazed by how well they blend together in this perfect pitcher of summer goodness!
Shop our teas today and try our Sun Tea recipe for yourself, then find us on social media and let us know how it turned out!